In in the present day’s information, yet one more replace on the Check & Go cutoff date, a “ghost ship” was noticed within the Gulf of Thailand, and man drives right into a pond whereas his GPS. All that is developing in in the present day’s program.

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And in case you missed it, our morning reveals lined yet one more replace on the Check & Go cutoff date. The deputy consultant of the Ministry of Overseas Affairs advised the Thaiger that travellers who have already got a QR code for the Check & Go program will be capable to enter the nation, even after January 15.

However as everyone knows, the Thai authorities loves including extra restrictions on the final minute, so anybody aspiring to journey to Thailand at the moment ought to all the time verify with their Embassies to remain on prime of any future adjustments.

New functions for Check & Go are nonetheless closed indefinitely. For full protection of this replace, make sure to watch Natty’s Thailand Information Replace for in the present day.


Some might have seen that their favourite grilled pork on a stick has both jumped up in worth or stopped promoting altogether. It is because the worth of pork has surged in Thailand and plenty of retailers at the moment are demanding the federal government to start importing pork rapidly to maintain costs beneath management.

A pork service provider in Bangkok’s Huai Khwang market says if the federal government received’t step in and assist, the worth of pork might be bought at a price that’s too costly for lots of consumers to purchase.

With the steep enhance in worth, her gross sales dropped by greater than half of what she normally bought them for. One shopper stated that the state of affairs has her fingers tied, and she or he has to purchase lower than earlier than.

To assist management the worth of pork and sort out the scarcity of, the Thai authorities set an pressing ban on dwell pig exports. It’s set to be in place for the following three months.

In the meantime, the federal government will consider pork provides throughout the nation to evaluate the nation’s stock every week till the disaster is addressed.

Lastly, the federal government spokesperson stated this previous Sunday that this has nothing to do with rumours surrounding the outbreak of African swine fever.


What many are calling a “ghost ship” was discovered sinking within the Gulf of Thailand off the coast of Nakhon Si Thammarat. The deserted Chinese language cargo ship was noticed by employees working at an offshore oil rig. Nobody was on board the vessel.

An investigation was then instantly launched by authorities, sending off a drone to seek out out whether or not they may tow the ship to land.

However robust winds prompted the ship to flood, sinking it off the coast of Nakhon Si Thammarat, the place native fishermen had been urged to steer clear of the sunken space as a result of leaking of oil from it. Officers have advised locals that the cleansing might be executed inside three days earlier than it reaches the waters across the main vacationer sights of เกาะมัดสุม and เกาะหมู.


The favored vacationer vacation spot of Mu Koh Chang, on the Gulf of Thailand’s jap seaboard, has been partially-closed, on account of….you understand the drill by now.

Officers have determined to shut campsites and different tourism amenities within the nationwide park to curb the unfold of Covid-19. Nevertheless, the rest of the island stays open to guests.

In keeping with a Thai PBS World report, there had been some preliminary confusion, after the park chief issued an announcement ordering the closure of, “all tourism-related actions”.

Some media shops interpreted this as which means all the pieces on the island, together with motels, was to shut. Nevertheless, officers have since clarified that the closure order applies solely to camp websites and different tourism amenities and actions within the nationwide park.

Mu Koh Chang consists of 52 islands, together with the favored fundamental island of Koh Chang and a few elements of Koh Kood. It covers a complete space of 650 sq. kilometres and was declared a nationwide park in 1982. 70% of the park’s space is the ocean.


The Public Well being Ministry is working with the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration to organize therapy and isolation amenities for younger youngsters contaminated with Covid-19.

Officers are anticipating a surge in infections within the younger, and Dr. อดิศัย ภัตตาตั้ง from The Queen Sirikit Nationwide Institute of Youngster Well being says the ability can accommodate sufferers from the ages of 5 – 11.

The institute has 70 beds accessible, in addition to 5 isolation rooms. ภัตตาตั้ง says it may well additionally present companies for kids being handled at house or in group isolation amenities, in addition to youngsters who have to be hospitalised. The ability can even administer vaccines to youngsters between the ages of 5 and 11, as most of them haven’t been vaccinated in opposition to the virus but.

Thai PBS World experiences that the institute lately admitted a 4-month-old child who had examined optimistic for Covid-19. The kid’s signs embody a runny nostril and productive cough.

Officers on the Medical Companies Division say that whereas they do anticipate an increase in infections in younger youngsters, they are saying youngsters are unlikely to grow to be significantly in poor health with the virus, offered they haven’t any different underlying well being circumstances.

In the meantime, within the capital, the BMA has arrange 6 triage centres with 50 beds every, the place contaminated youngsters may be housed. Every room can accommodate as much as 4 youngsters, with officers saying this may allow them to share actions collectively.

Officers have additionally created a group isolation facility for migrant employees, every with the capability to accommodate 100 sufferers.


A brand new Covid-19 testing centre, able to conducting as much as 1,000 checks a day, will open in Bangkok tomorrow.

Public Well being Minister Anutin Charnvirakul says will probably be on the primary flooring of Automobile Park Constructing B on the authorities complicated on Chaeng Watthana Street.

The centre might be in operation till January 21 and open on weekdays solely. The centre will use medical-grade antigen check kits, with a end result returned inside half-hour. Individuals who check optimistic will both be entered into the house and group isolation programme, transferred to a discipline hospital – hopefully one with out cardboard beds, or admitted to a hospital, relying on their signs.

The Nationwide Well being Safety Workplace says sufferers who solely have delicate signs can do house or group isolation and might be supplied with treatment and meals, in addition to gadgets for monitoring their signs.

In the meantime, some enterprise operators are asking the federal government for assist to deal with the excessive demand for testing. Within the jap province of Chon Buri, Wasan Sanguanthoikham from Pattaya’s enterprise and tourism affiliation says the federal government wants to assist enterprise operators who’re required to check clients and employees regularly. He’s calling on officers to produce these companies with antigen check kits at price worth, to assist them fulfill the federal government’s mandate.


A person in Northern Thailand was arrested for allegedly transporting illicit medicine in his truck from Chiang Rai to Phrae. Police say they seized 5.6 million amphetamine capsules and greater than 20 kilograms of methamphetamine at a checkpoint.

The motive force was passing by way of the checkpoint and reportedly claimed that he wasn’t carrying any cargo or items within the truck. Officers requested if they might run an x-ray on the automobile.

Police say the medicine had been then discovered packed in tea packages and put collectively in sacks just like the others discovered prior to now.

The motive force allegedly claims that he was employed by a person in Chiang Rai and was paid 20,000 baht in money and was promised 50,000 baht extra as soon as he delivered the medicine to the vacation spot.


A person specializing in the instructions on his GPS drove right into a pond in Chon Buri. He was capable of escape by way of the automobile’s window and swim to shore, however his automobile sank within the 15-metre deep pond.

The person says he was driving from Bangkok to Chon Buri to go to kinfolk over the weekend when he went onto a highway he wasn’t accustomed to. He turned on his GPS to navigate and was so targeted on the GPS that he didn’t discover an upcoming flip. He misplaced management of the automobile and drove into the pond.

A rescue staff arrived on the scene and was capable of retrieve the sunken automobile. The staff used a rope and crane to drag the automobile up, spending over an hour to take action.

In keeping with Thai media, the driving force stated he desires the incident to be a lesson to all drivers to be extra cautious whereas driving with a GPS and to recollect to concentrate on the highway.

Thanks sir, we’ll make sure to retweet your message to all our buddies whereas we’re driving.


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